IA Gov. Reynolds orders all flags in the state at half-staff in honor of Capitol attack victims on Apr. 2

IA Gov. Reynolds orders all flags in the state at half-staff in honor of Capitol attack victims on Apr. 2 Photo: MGNonline.

KAAL-TV
Created: April 03, 2021 01:57 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Iowa governor, Kim Reynolds, has ordered all flags in the state to be lowered at half-staff until April 6. Gov. Reynolds says the order honors the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on April 2, 2021. The governor also says that the proclamation is a way to remember the loss of Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans.

The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.  

Gov. Reynolds released a statement on Saturday saying, "We mourn the loss of Capitol Police Officer William 'Billy' Evans and I send my prayers and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones who are left to grieve following this horrific act of violence.” She added, “The state of Iowa will never forget the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of law enforcement who willingly put themselves on the line to protect the innocent and uphold the rule of law.” 


Copyright 2021 - KAAL-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company